The Lawrence Hall of Science
The public science center of the University of California, Berkeley.
The Lawrence is getting ready to re-open. We’ll see you on October 30th!
For over 50 years, The Lawrence Hall of Science has been at the forefront of science education.
On a visit to The Lawrence, students collaborate to investigate new ideas as they become scientists and engineers for a day.
We partner with school districts to support science learning. We offer district-wide elementary, middle, and high school programs, either virtually or in-person.
We collaborate with a range of partners to innovate in science education. Together, we go further.
The Lawrence Hall of Science has developed several fun and educational mobile applications. We’re proud to announce that our apps reached a significant milestone. Since 2012 when our first app went live on the Apple App Store, our apps have reached a cumulative total of over 1 million downloads!
Our apps have been featured in both the Education and Kids sections of the App Store, as well as on the front page. They have also won several awards, including the Digital Ehon Award and the Serious Play Award.
Support from grants through the Science Education Partnership Award program of the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and NASA have made the development of the apps possible. The apps are a great way to access engaging science-learning activities from anywhere!
The DIY Sun Science app enables families and educators to investigate and learn about the Sun at home, at school, or anywhere you go! The app provides 13 free, easy to use, hands-on activities, plus images, videos, and much more. Each activity includes material lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed explanations.
I Got This is an interactive, first-person, educational story that follows a young teenage girl who discovers that she has type 2 diabetes, one of the fastest-growing diseases in the U.S. and around the world. Told in a real-world setting, I Got This focuses on the symptoms, remediation, and social aspects of this life-changing disease.
Monster Heart Medic is an educational adventure game that explores the cardiovascular system and how it is affected by healthy living. Players are led through an interactive narrative where they must help diagnose a friendly, three-eyed monster named Ragnar and help him on his path to a healthier life.
These are only a handful of our awesome apps. Check out our Apps & Activities page to see more!